Koko Rose Media and This Is Iris announced a deal with Smith Taylor for ‘Deer Little Forest’, a unique Arts & Lifestyle brand created by illustrator Jo Rose.
With this association, the agreement will see a first edition of high-end home accessories, including clocks, peg hooks, chalkboards, wall hangers, door signs, and vinyl wall stickers in the UK market.
“We are excited to be working with the new lifestyle brand Deer Little Forest and their UK licensing team This is Iris on a brand-new range of products. Their gorgeous designs showcase an array of wonderful characters packed with personality for all to enjoy,” said Hannah Taylor, Account Manager at Smith Taylor on the association.
Smith Taylor started as a boutique designer and manufacturer of high-end clocks, message boards, coasters and place mats. The company has steadily increased its ranges to include other home accessories such as wall hangers and stickers, peg hooks, door signs, peg hooks and more. Known for the beauty and excellent quality of their products, Smith Taylor work with other high-concept brands such as the iconic Elmer, Belle & Boo and Catalina Estrada.
Michelle Chappell, This is Iris Licensing Executive said, “Their passion to create beautiful products is second to none. The Deer Little Forest creatures have been transformed into a range of personalized wall clocks, chalk boards and room signs with more products under development. Deer Little Forest is a beautiful collection perfect for products across the board and we look forward to making a number of announcements throughout the up and coming months.”
“It’s an absolute delight to see Deer Little Forest artwork on the beautiful Smith Taylor products! Their incredibly high-quality finish and attention to detail and colour make them a truly wonderful licensee to work with!” added Jo Rose, Creative Director of Koko Rose Media.
Deer Little Forest is an Arts & Lifestyle brand created by Jo Rose featuring a delightful, one-of-a-kind collection of animal characters and nature-inspired designs. The high-end property has been licensed across stationary, housewares, digital games and magazines.
Publishing rights are being managed by US Agent Jonathan Symington; Symington will be meeting publishers at Bologna Book Fair and BEA.
All Deer Little Forest rights are held by Koko Rose Media, a joint venture between Managing Director Lisa Hryniewicz and Creative Director Jo Rose.